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Coach Information from Cardiff to Dublin

distanceDistance181 miles (292 km)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express

Coaches from Cardiff to Dublin cover the 181 miles (292 km) long trip with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct coach services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Dublin, Merrion Square.

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National Express Cardiff – Dublin

Find the best route to Dublin from Cardiff with Omio's coach partners National Express! You'll find the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular trip for you.

National Express

National Express is the leading coach operator for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 coaches a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveller in mind. All National Express coaches are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most coaches are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the Cardiff - Dublin coach: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.

    When you buy your National Express coach tickets to Dublin from Cardiff don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
    • Verification of ticket with valid ID
    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
      • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
      • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
      • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
      • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

    Buses from Cardiff to Dublin

    The distance between Cardiff and Dublin is around 270 miles, with buses completing the journey in between 12 hours and 45 minutes and 14 hours and 40 minutes. Buses depart from Sophia Gardens in Cardiff, arriving at Dublin Port. There are no direct buses from Cardiff to Dublin, with a ferry completing the journey across the Irish Sea into Dublin Port. Services are run by National Express with up to two departures per day between Cardiff and Dublin. There are no services during the night.

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    FAQs
    Is travel by coach currently allowed from Cardiff, United Kingdom to Dublin, Ireland?

    Travel between Cardiff, United Kingdom and Dublin, Ireland by coach is: Partially open.

    Can I enter Ireland from United Kingdom?

    International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Ireland from Cardiff?

    Conditions of entry:

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
    • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
    • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
    • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

    What are the safety rules to follow in Dublin, Ireland?

    All travellers in Ireland must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

    • Physical distance: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
    • Face mask: Mandatory

    The information above was last checked on 29/11/2021. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your coach from Cardiff to Dublin as this information can change.

    What are the COVID-19 restrictions for my return trip to United Kingdom from Dublin, Ireland?

    The restriction level for your return coach to Cardiff, United Kingdom from Dublin is: Fully open.

    Is my return coach into Cardiff from Dublin restricted?

    International entry is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Ireland

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in United Kingdom from Dublin?

    Conditions of reentry:

    • There are no current restrictions

    What are the safety rules to follow in Cardiff, United Kingdom?

    The government of United Kingdom has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

    • Social distancing required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
    • Face mask required: Regional advice

    Last checked on 30/11/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your coach to Cardiff from Dublin closer to your date of departure here.

    What is the distance between Cardiff and Dublin by coach?
    When travelling this route you should expect the distance between Cardiff and Dublin via coach to be approximately 181 miles (292 km).
    Which coach station from Cardiff to Dublin do I depart from? Which Dublin coach station from Cardiff do I arrive in?

    When taking the coach to Dublin from Cardiff, you can choose to depart from coach stations like Cardiff, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, University and Cardiff, National Museum (Stop Rg). Your route can end in coach stations such as Dublin, Merrion Square, Dublin, Airport and Dublin, Pleasants Street.

    Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Cardiff Central   and arrive in Dublin, Merrion Square.

    Where do I find the Cardiff coach station to Dublin? Where is the Dublin coach station?

    The most popular departure coach station with passengers for this trip, called Cardiff Central, is located 0.2 miles (425 m) from the city centre of Cardiff.

    The most popular arrival coach station, Dublin, Merrion Square, is located 0.4 miles (703 m) away from the city centre of Dublin.

    What coach companies go from Cardiff to Dublin?
    For the best Cardiff to Dublin coach to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with National Express. However, it's always good to check all possible coach companies with services between Cardiff and Dublin to compare what amenities they may offer.